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, look, the president is announcing tonight that the united states is going to have a commitment to afghanistan all the way to 2024. let's think about that for a minute. this war in afghanistan started after 9/11. so 23 years after 9/11, our commitment in afghanistan may formally, finally come to an end. as atia pointed out, this isn't just all about the troops, it's about resources. a few points about this agreement. number one, there is not going to be any permanent u.s. base. it not like enginegermany, not japan. any military force would be using the afghan facilities. that's number one. number two, the amount of money is not specified because that's up to congress, and congress will make that decision every year. what does that mean? there will be an annual lobbying effort. this is where i think the politics of this is not so cut and dry, and there may be a lot of people saying, this is an obama anniversary. it may be a way of doing that. but look how unpopular the war in afghanistan is. he's got to sit there and explain to the american people that while this is the beginning
the presidential e award for increasing u.s. exports and bringing that money and jobs here to the united states. of course, we're in southern california, so we are but one ocean away from a china. rather large ocean. of course, 3 million american jobs have been lost to that nation during the past decade, 2 million of them in manufacturing alone. and all those items that we import from china and buy into our country support as many as 20 million jobs in china. good for chinese government political security unless they have a big unemployment problem, my goodness. better that we have that. but it seems china's tide may be turning. new research shows american companies are making big plans to bring manufacturing jobs back home. the new term reshoring. and according to the hackett group which follows these trends, they're saying u.s. companies are looking to reshoring 20% of their manufacturing during the next 40 years. but the repatriation of jobs and the money that comes with it are not happening because of u.s. policies, in fact, it's happening despite them. it's happening because of chinese pol
for oil. we can increase oil production in the united states by $4 milli 4 million barrels a day. it won't be done in places like nigeria. and we need to do more than label china a currency manipulator. we need to take absolute firm action that generates results. >> yep. so here's what's frustrated me which you two will appreciate over three years of doing this every day through various iterations and climates. my newest opinion, if you will, jared, is this. that the way that we talk about solving our problems, meaning the way that our government takes an inventory of what the problem is, plans to address the problem, executes the plan to problem and reviews what that plan was to adapt its future deployment is basically nonexistent. that our culture, not just nobody's fault -- our culture has prevailed by secrecy and two sets of rules at every layer and that naturally creates a dysfunctional structure. and until we repair that, that our capacity to solve these other issues is heavily impaired. no the that we shouldn't do it, but that our capacity to address them is impaired by our failur
, mr. dimon, who is head of the largest bank of the united states of america sits on the board, the regional, federal, new york board that regulates banks in that area is totally absurd. as you've indicated, six out of the nine members of the board are appointed by the banking industry, and that also makes no sense at all. so we've got to end the obvious conflicts of interest. we have to get people who are e beholden to the financial institutions off the regional set, and that's what i would suggest. >> what are your political prospects with this? >> i'll tell you the truth. i think if you ask the american people, do you think you should have bankers on the board that regulates the banking industry, i suspect 90% of the people would say, are you crazy? of course, you shouldn't. on the other hand, wall street is enormously powerful and we'll see how well we'll do. i think the key points here, dylan, is that three years -- four years ago, wall street drove this country into a horrendous recession through their greed, their recklessness and their illegal behavior. most americans
's ability to do something about this. after all, about a third of chinese exports come to the united states. their future is tied to our future in a way that can't be matched by any other bilateral relationship around the world. i want to rewind the tape for about 12 years and go back to 2000 when not only president clinton but also candidate george bush, former president ford, former president carter, and alan greenspan and everyone was saying, we have to bring china in through the world trading system, we have to end the annual review of chinese human rights, otherwise the united states will be isolated. if we do this, we will have balance trade with china, we will have democracy in china, we will have respect for human rights. we'll all be better off. if you haven't figured it out, that was the biggest joke perpetuated on the american people. you haven't been paying attention. we have a $295 billion trade deficit. that's a record with china last year. we have 2.8 million lost american jobs. you have china using this wealth to opress its people with the help of equipment provided by a man
will also be heading to the united states this month for the g-8 meeting at camp david and the nato summit in chicago. where the french elections might serve as a warning for america, as we face our own debt and unemployment challenges. we start with chris dickey, paris bureau chief for "newsweek" and daily beast. pat bishop here with us, new york chief at the economist. very simple matt, if not austerity, then what? >> i think a lot more crisis in europe is the first stage. because germans don't want to have anyone changing the policy. but everyone else in europe seems to be voting against austerity. so it's going to be angela merkel, versus the rest of the eurozone, and you know, i think in the end of the day it's going to be hard for the germans to win. they're going to have to pay for's up to a really dramatic crisis in the european union. >> chris, there's an unseen aspect to this negotiation that goes back to the u.s. financial crisis in 2008, which is do we take the -- do we give the hit to the big banks, do we give the hit to the big lenders, or do we absorb the risk into the gover
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the nato allies have agreed that the united states will be -- that nato will be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014 with afghanistan taking the lead in security by the middle of 2013, nato taking a backseat, focusing on training. dylan? >> all right, john, thank you so much. the mega-mega panel in effect. today, senior fellow at the center for advanced studies iny president of the ura sreurasia along with our regular panel. i want to start small. the khyber pass, is it too cynical to say we are in a negotiation to figure out how much money we're going to pay pakistan in order for them to have the right to steal our stuff? >> we would much rather not to have to pay the pakistanis anything, but as long as we have troops in harm's way in afghanistan, we need a way to get those guys serviced. how are we going to do that? the alternative to paying the pakistanis is our boys are more in harm's way, which is not acceptable. this is a devil we know quite well and we are prepared to pay them more. we also have -- we've killed a bunch of pakistani civilians, there have been a lot of drone
. that is -- >> of course. >> that's a sub text to all of this. do we want -- we, meaning the united states, we, meaning the world, do we want to have a failed state on the border of pakistan? a nuclear power. >> i guess what anybody would say to you is, no one disputes that pakistan thing. we will talk -- you say, why don't we have a pakistan strategy and how -- in other words, so great, pakistan is a problem but we don't have a pakistan strategy, we have an afghanistan strategy -- >> that we know of. >> that we know of. and there is a failed state. so the fear of a failed state in afghanistan, we needn't fear it. afghanistan has always been a failed state. how do you dissect the politics of this? >> well, i think imagen is right. it is place where empires go to die. both the receive soviets and brits. there is one thing to point out, the last 20 years or modern afghanistan history, in which there was something resembling history is taliban. they weren't good guys but they were a unifying force for a few years. they got too cozy with al qaeda, that can't happen. i take some optimistic view on this, giv
that straight. she is a truly close pernt friend. she is kwulfide to be president of the united states of america. she is easily qualified to be vice president of the united states of america. and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. >> well, as cory booker taught us this week, say what you think, just not popular in american politics. whether it is right or wrong. simply offering your actual point of view, dangerous territory. but we can always count on one man to give it to us straight, whether he meant to or not. and that is joe biden. we still count on him for just that service, in fact. apparently, mitt romney, however, along with the rnc campaign machine think joe biden's inability to prevent himself from telling you skktly what he is thinking is not an asset, but a liability. so their plan is to target the truth teller. >> see what the mega panel thinks. imogen, jonathan and robert are here. you are man of d.c., a man of political intrigue and war, jonathan, what say you of new strategy. >> i don't know if it will work for the republican prty. remember, tradi
whoever the president of the united states is and congress under pressure because of that isolation. i'm interested in your perspective while i've got you on musharif and pakistan in general, no question that has become the locus of the unknown, the locus of the organizing or disorganizing of whatever the terrorist resistance is along with places like yemen. what, if anything, could nato, could somebody achieve with pakistan in the context of this weekend or in the context of any diplomacy over the next 12 months? >> well, pakistan is clearly one of the two major issues involving afghanistan. ironically, the other one is iran. so, of course, to say we're in afghanistan because iran is on one side and pakistan is on the other, we're not willing to say that publicly but that's kind of the reality. the challenges with pakistan are we've got to get to some level of peaceful accord with the senior leaders and the intelligence services and the government and the military, because unfortunately, you know, pakistan has a huge safe haven for all sorts of militants that are anti-u.s. and anti-we
. mitt romney will be the republican nominee for president of the united states. you know that. even president obama called to cannot grat late the man. texas primaries pushing him over the magic number, 1,444 delegates for mitt romney. he will officially accept the party's nomination this summer in tampa. i'm sure it'll be exciting. a look back at his campaign thus far. from our about g buddy and friend, kenny rogers. ♪ through the years ♪ ♪ you never let me down ♪ you turned my life around ♪ the sweetest days i've found, i've found with you ♪ ♪ through the years >> i'm mitt romney. i believe in america, and i'm running for president of the united states. >> i should also tell my story. i'm also unemployed. >> corporations of people, my friend. >> i love to be able to fire people who provide a service to me. >> for mitt romney, turns out he didn't win the iowa caucuses thanks to miscount. >> i drive a mustang and chevy pickup truck. ann drivees a couple of cadillacs. >> feels good being in michigan. the trees are the right height. >> oh, beautiful for spacious skies fo
by the president of the united states. >> and how many of these students have a view -- 50% of our primaries are uncontested, 196 people provide agencies money for all the political candidates, and yet we see remarkable groups, oases, public sector and private sector oases. what do you think they should better understand? >> if you were in my class, i would say, don't complain, do something about the problem. the students come in and say, those people are prepared. they're doing something about the problem. they're approaching government with a different point of view. >> and let me remind you of that fact. >> and let me give you the problem that i want to you work on. and would you recommend going back to the travel just to connect these things? would you recommend other people consider -- maybe not climbing every mountain or surfing every ocean, but conceive, whatever that may be for them as an individual? >> sure. i don't think it's hard for people to figure out what they think is wrong with the world. i don't think anybody out there thinks we have a perfect world. it's not hard to say wh
to come home and use my experience to develop different programs here in the united states. and also to tell our stories. there are several veterans, and i think we feed off of each other. we're excited because through all that tragedy, there's also some good that can come out of that, and what we can do to embrace that and embrace each other and our stories and do something positive. because we understand that, yes, we're that 1%, but at the same token, we're beyond that 1%, because we have the ambition, the determination, and we are strong and capable and can do this. and right now i have at least 17 students as entrepreneurs to the coffman fast track courses and they're ready to get out there and become america's next work force. we're hungry, we're ready, let's do it. >> it's clear, the ball is in our court, and we're ready to catch it. it wasn't, of course, just liz perez. it requires a massive participation for a project like this and collective cooperation. liz will stay with the expansion of that mission. a visit with our very own corporate colonel on energy. he's in the hous
,000 votes away from being the president of the united states. think about that for a very quick second, and you can imagine had that taken place and this came out, we would have had another, if you will, watergate per se. that would not have been good for the country. that being said, we have to go back and we must take a look, the people in this building behind me must take a look at the campaign finance laws. from every single level of the way our campaigns are conducted from super pacs to leadership pacs to individual election campaign funds, every single bit of it, no matter where you are in the stratosphere of any of that, there is always going to be corruption. you can't legislate deed but you can certainly minimize it. john edwards was too cute by an inch. he got around it with the bunny money which is obviously okay. >> staying with money and politics is obviously just super pac transparency. obviously we have our opinions about public financing, about ach amending the constitution, about all these complex laws on the books, and i believe all merit significant debate, but while
. this is the real story of religion in america. for all its piety and fervor, today's united states needs to be recognized for what it is, not a christian country but a nation of heretics. explain what you mean by that. >> as you said, i think there is an idea in american conversation that our religious future is either traditionally christian or secular, atheist and so on. we have this sort of binary c conception of what religion is and can be. christian institutions, my own church and so on, have gone into decline, but the nation as a whole is more religious than ever, maybe more so. so it's kind of a do it yourself form of christianity which can have very positive aspects, but it also leads tomorrow positive -- i think they don't test their own religious assertions and they're more likely, then, to say, well, whatever is coming out of my own soul must be the voice of god himself, or to conflate religion and partisanship in certain ways. you basically move from billy graham on one hand to fill ostein who says billy graham calls it a day of reckoning. and joel ostein. >> you talk about t
the rainbow button and launch gay armageddon. >> the president of the united states is gay. friendly. gay friendly. >> the president's big news -- big news. he is now officially married to marriage equality. while his endorsement certainly plays to the bass, there are many folks who believe it could spell trouble in some battleground states, including what the electoral calculus views as the must-win state of florida. let's turn to the mega panel for thursday. karen, will this issue be relevant to the electoral map at all, or are we just sort of playing to the idea that it could be today, and two, if it is relevant to the electoral map, where would it be 180 days from now? >> i don't think it's going to be ultimately relevant to the electoral map because voters who disagree with president obama on this issue but respect his position will likely still vote for him because they'll vote for him on a range of other issues. voters who disagree with him on this issue who would be affected by this probably weren't going to vote for him, anyway. to your second question, though, i think it may mak
building blocks, a new energy paradigm. energy self sufficiency for the united states, which is also national security issue as well as economic issue. that is around the corner for us. rebuilding our manufacturing base. rebuilding infrastructure. with three-part plan, one of these guys could launch himself out from the political masses because none of them are there yet. >> if you were to looking with just in the past couple of days, with. returning marine corps veterans, navy veterans and others, air force, army, out here, they are remarkably enthusiastic, anecdotely. remarkably aware of the national security opportunity. in fact, i had a number of marines say to me i want to be involved for my entire life with perpetuating and creating security for america and that's not a matter of war, that is a matter of energy security. that's a matter of food security. that's a matter of high integrity culture, of rule making and of governance. do you get the sense that anybody is really willing to stop -- is willing to ask these veterans what they want which is to -- to engage in a high leve
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